Our Employees

Meet the team of stylists and interior design experts behind our store.

Debra Prince Slosman, Owner & Creative Director

Regarded since the 1996 opening of Porter & Prince as a tastemaker and influencer, Debra is known for her casually elegant style and wonderful eye. Debra’s take on design and everything that inspires, combined with a beautiful optimism. For one thing, she makes a compelling recipe that keeps clients coming back.  An incurable diplomat with a romantic side and delightful sense of humor, Debra truly divines her clients’ individual tastes and lifestyles into beloved rooms that work seamlessly and elegantly. She has this exquisite notion that each wall, each piece of furniture, each little detail should combine memories of the past with visions of the future, making your home an heirloom.  She will tell you she falls asleep at night dreaming about the wispy window treatment that will frame the world from your favorite chair.

Breanne Fugere, Store Manager

Enthusiastic, creative and attentive to every little detail, Breanne never rests until she knows our guests are absolutely satisfied and put well at ease.  Especially friendly, patient and persistent, she puts her talents to great use in guiding guests toward the details that allow their personalities to brightly shine through the end results.  Her love of travel and people have influenced her great passion for inspiring retail and quest for following fashion plus home design trends.  Her kind way and patience put guests at ease and know they can feel confident they will absolutely love living with their final creations.

Cathrine Krepps, Supervisor, Lead Merchandiser, Comfort Specialist

Leadership experience within both Disney and Williams Sonoma corporate retail programs has polished Cathrine (pronounced “Katrina”), to perfection.  Her commitment to service, expertise and merchandising skill, play an important role in promising guests visiting Porter & Prince will have an outstanding experience.  Every little detail matters is her philosophy in working to assist guests who depart having together made the bed of their dreams.

Lydia Tardiff, Linen Team Leader, Comfort Specialist

Energetic and knowledgeable, Lydia prides herself on persistently searching our linen libraries until she finds absolutely the perfect selection.  Moreover, her interest in pleasing our clients has made her a proven favorite among our talented staff.  Though a Pennsylvania native, she and her husband have raised three talented children in Asheville.  When asked her design style, her reply was “It’s not about my style, I’m about helping them find theirs!” She is talented, funny and always the first to roll up her sleeves and get busy.

Sharen Williams, Comfort Specialist, Lead in Grace and Good Manners

Bringing with her a wealth of corporate, administrative as well as creative experience, Sharen’s penchant for all things beautiful has settled her star within our illustrious group.  Her healthy obsession with that soothing happiness that comes from surrounding yourself with only the things you love makes her the perfect sounding board for those who long for that same gratification.  Guests love her extra touches of southern hospitality and boundless charm.

 Patty Savage, Hostess, Resident Tourist Advice Guide

Since retirement from LL Bean as ‘lead trainer’, Patty shares with us her immense sense of humor and knowledge of the Asheville she has now called home for many years. In fact, her Saturday guidance toward where to finely dine, along with her juicy details of the Vanderbilt history and suggestions for your next ‘good read’ are always available to those who could use an idea or so. Having lived all over the world, you won’t be disappointed in her tips!

Holly Kjellin, Social Media/Marketing Lead

Artistic, savvy and seemingly energetic without end, Holly adds the beautiful touches to what we wish to share of ourselves.  Chiefly, her keenly developed eye and joie de vivre allows us to show you through images what the senses most appreciate from an in-person visit to Porter & Prince.

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